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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Block printing in Gujarat, India

Gujarat is a popular destination for textile tours, but other than that, its not a big tourist destination and even some of my best travelled friends need to be told … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Santa’s workshop 2017

Do you feel obliged to make presents, because you can? I do. It means that Christmas costs me far less than it might cost other people, at least in terms … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maker’s Atelier Book Bag

I have decided that this┬ádesign in The Essential Collection book, is worthy of its own post. As I write this, I have made 5 1/2! In fact, I have run … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The London fabric

I’ve been looking for some fabric suitable to re-cover my ironing board for some time, so was delighted to find ‘the London fabric’ whilst at the NEC in March. It … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Appeal for Nepal

I am very fond of Kathmandu and was horrified yesterday to hear about the destructive earthquake. I’m not sure how this is going to work, but I want to try … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bags for Christmas

I’ve shown a few bags on the blog before, but I was very busy last week being Santa’s elf, and making a few more bags, matching glasses cases and one … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer bag with 6″ handles

      It started with the 6″ handles, as prescribed by the pattern and sourced from Minerva Crafts. The amber shade was the only variety of 6″ handle that … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment